The National League North’s hectic fixture schedule continues with Tuesday evening’s home game against Tamworth (ko: 7.45pm).
On Saturday Kevin Wilkin’s side returned from leaders Harrogate Town with a hard fought but deserved draw as both teams retained their unbeaten records. Tamworth meanwhile also drew away at North Ferriby.
At Harrogate Aaron Williams scored his first goal to put Saints ahead in just the third minute before Harrogate levelled after 10 minutes. Neither side could find the back of the net again though the match remained in the balance right to the final moments. Reflecting on his side’s performance Wilkin said, “It was a fair result. I am disappointed we didn’t hold onto our lead for longer and it took us a while to adapt fully to the surface but we did. Neither goalkeeper really had a shot to save and there weren’t too many open chances.”
Jimmy Armson went off injured towards the end of the first half. “Jimmy will be out for a while,” said Wilkin. “It is a blow of course but we have more depth to cope with it this season. They are big boots to fill but we have cover to deal with it. Jack Byrne came on at Harrogate and settled us down and had a great game.”
Visitors Tamworth lie in 6th place in the early league table having won four and drawn one of their opening eight games. Home form has been stronger than their form on the road so manager Andy Morrell will be determined to put that right at St James Park.
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